BTX Technologies 2011 NAB Show Preview7 min read
BTX Products on Display at the 2011 NAB Show:
ProBlox® and ProBlox-D® All-in-One Connector Systems
The ProBlox® multiconnector system is a cost-effective solution for bundling numerous signals, combining 16 coax and 26 audio/data/control contacts in one connector. This configuration allows for fast and simple set-up and tear-down in applications such as remote broadcasting, rental, rack staging, corporate settings, podiums, and more, saving both time and money in the field. ProBlox is field-terminatable and custom configurable for numerous combinations. It can be used anywhere HDTV, video, VGA, analog/digital audio, control signals, or DC power needs to be fed to a single location. Built of rugged and durable components, and offering true 75-ohm video contacts for an HD signal, the ProBlox system reduces the number of individual connectors, eliminating clutter and offering a clean, professional finished look.
BTX’s ProBlox-D® all-in-one connector system is the A/V industry’s first to incorporate multiple data, HD video, audio, and control signals in a single connector. The system contains two Cat 5e connectors along with 16 HD video and 18 audio and control contacts — all field-terminatable. The addition of the Cat 5e components takes advantage of all the signals, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA, that can now effectively be run over one or two Cat 5e cables.
BTX PRO Plate and Panel Designer Software
At the 2011 NAB Show, BTX will introduce its free new software solution, which makes it easier than ever for system designers to order and configure the company’s professional line of wall plates and panels. BTX designed its plate and panel software to complement the company’s bolstered in-house wall plate and panel manufacturing capabilities, delivering an ordering and configuration application that is so simple that anyone — from administrator to engineer — can start using it within a matter of minutes. Users simply drag a wall plate or rack panel from BTX’s extensive product library and then start designing and configuring. Connector options appear in an easy-to-navigate menu and users simply drag and drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel. Optional engraving may also be added if desired. Once an item number and quote have been generated, users may conveniently place an order right from within the software. The BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software can be downloaded for free at www.btx.com.
BTX Control Solutions
Offering a fresh new approach to control system integration, BTX’s innovative and affordable Control Solutions allow non-programmers to program a control system through a simple yet robust drag-and-drop interface. BTX Control Solutions include the multi-award-winning, software-based universal control platform from Stardraw. Its drag-and-drop interface allows systems to be configured and controlled without having to write a single line of code. Also included in the offering are elegant and affordable desktop and in-wall touch-panel controllers. And thanks to the platform’s support of WebServices, any device that supports HTTP or runs a browser can also be used as an interface to talk to the Stardraw Control system, including an iPod touch®, iPhone®, and iPad®. BTX Control Solutions utilize Global Caché’s network adapters, allowing the most commonly used devices to be easily managed and accessed via the Stardraw network-based software. Based on open systems and industry standards, the ultra-compact devices fit almost anywhere, and include a choice of wireless (WiFi) or wired (TCP/IP) connectivity to infrared (IR), serial (RS-232), and contact closure (relay) equipment.
BTX Digital Signage Content Creation and Management Solutions
At the 2011 NAB Show, BTX will highlight its simple-to-use digital signage solutions. As one of the first trained and authorized master distributors for Gefen’s digital signage products, BTX provides solutions for content creation and management, in addition to stand-alone players and devices that range from entry-level, template-driven products to high-end, open-architecture solutions that enable thousands of devices to be controlled from a single source. The Gefen Digital Signage Creator GEF-EXTDSC opens the possibilities of advanced and cost-effective digital signage integration and content creation. Based on open protocols and formats, it can be integrated into any environment. The included and easy-to-use Windows®-based software suite makes creating playlists, scheduling, and distributing content a snap. Content is delivered via IP, making scalability simple. In addition, the software provides out-of-the-box templates and the ability to create customized designs.
BTX Technologies, Inc. is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used throughout digital signage, A/V, control, broadcast and security systems. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, BTX combines award-winning, cutting-edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 800-666-0996 to request a free catalog or visit BTX at www.btx.com.
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